RESIDENTS in areas including Newton-le-Willows and Haydock have lost electricity supplies due to a power cut this afternoon, Thursday.

Electricity North West are looking into the power cut, which originated in Golborne.

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Residents in the borough, including in Haydock and Newton-le-Willows, have been affected.

Postcodes in WA11 and WA12 areas are among those affected, along with WA3.

Around 14,000 properties have been affected, says Electricity North West.

The power cut was first reported at 2.34pm.

A statement said: "We are currently investigating the issue.

"We estimate to have your power restored by 16:34".